If you’re a small to medium business owner, the speed at which technology is advancing and changing can make it hard to compete with the bigger players, or stay ahead of new competitors in your niche who offer the latest tech. The level of demand from customers to support new touch-points, features and personalised service makes it extremely hard for SME’s to keep up when time, resources and budget are already at capacity.
So what are some of the tell-tale signs to look out for? Indicators that your business could benefit from engaging expert custom software developers.
Technology is leaving you behind. Despite all your hard work and additional pressure placed on existing resources, your current software is still slowing you down. You’re using multiple systems and databases daily. You’re looking for a way to make data management more efficient and less vulnerable to security risks and errors.
You’re tired of spreadsheets. Data entry is becoming too time-consuming and costly to your bottom-line.
Your business is overwhelmed by a lot of outdated, manual processes, some of which still require cumbersome, environmentally unfriendly paperwork. Systems are not unified, are inefficient and could benefit from a centralised digital platform. Consider the gains to your business if your time could be better spent on customer service, planning and growth, and less on operations.
A critical issue regularly disrupts your business causing ‘all-hands-on-deck’ or ‘drop-everything-else moments’ to resolve the immediate problem. You are constantly applying band-aid solutions to just get through with resources available to you. Is disorganisation causing leadership and staff to feel as though they are losing control and not able to perform at their best? Engaging custom software developers gives you control to build unique offerings while still maintaining ownership of your investment.
Are you finding it’s getting harder to keep up with customers and manage their expectations? Endless email enquiries stacking up in your inbox – causing stress to you and dissatisfaction to your customers?
It’s time to go digital and paperless! Manual data-entry, paper receipts and reports are a burden and environmentally unfriendly. Your business has a new product or strategy that cannot be supported by your existing software. Perhaps you would like to disrupt your industry or challenge competitors with an innovative new feature.